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Steven Spielberg and USC Shoah Foundation Institute Recognize Arnold Spielberg with Inaugural Inspiration Award
LOS ANGELES – April 26, 2012 – Arnold Spielberg, father of USC Shoah Foundation Institute Founder Steven Spielberg, was honored today with the Institute’s inaugural Inspiration Award at a private luncheon in Los Angeles. Arnold was recognized for his many years of mentorship and support of the Institute’s work, especially in the area of humanity through technology.
/ Thursday, April 26, 2012
On April 21 through 23, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute participated in an international conference, "History Unlimited: Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture." The conference asked the question of whether ethical or aesthetic limits should be placed on how the Holocaust is represented in fiction or nonfiction.
Stephen Smith, conference, Dan Leshem, literature / Wednesday, April 25, 2012
On April 20, at Los Angeles City Hall, Councilmember Paul Krekorian, together with co-host Councilmember Eric Garcetti, recognized the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Armenian Film Foundation for working jointly to preserve memories of survivors and other witnesses of the Armenian Genocide.
Armenian / Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The University of Haifa has become the first university in Israel with access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, a searchable repository of nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Haifa, Israel, Stephen Smith / Thursday, June 14, 2012
La 51ème édition du Concours national de la Résistance et de la Déportation avait retenu pour l’année scolaire 2011-2012 le thème suivant : “Résister dans les camps nazis”. Un groupe de huit élèves de 3ème du collège de Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine) a choisi de traiter ce thème à travers un projet audiovisuel portant sur la révolte des Sonderkommandos d’Auschwitz-Birkenau le 7 octobre 1944. Ce travail s’est appuyé sur les récits de onze témoins des événements, récits issus de la collection de témoignages du Shoah Foundation Institute.
résistance, déportation, résister dans les camps nazis, colombes, sonderkommandos, révolte, hauts-de-seine, Quentin Blouet, Léna Colomb, Alexandre Delsaux, Théo Deshayes, Théo Lecomte, Emil Marinov, Laurent Rico, Léa Schwartz / Tuesday, June 26, 2012
On June 23, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) named IWitness, the Institute’s new online resource for teachers and students, one of the “top 25 Internet sites for enhancing learning and curriculum development” for school librarians and teachers.
iwitness, aasl, ala, american association of school librarians, american library association, top 25 / Monday, June 25, 2012
Award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers featured the Shoah Foundation Institute's new online educational resource, IWitness, citing its archive of videos, interactive activities, and teacher-moderation tools.
iwitness, free technology for teachers, blog, edublog, free tech for teachers / Monday, June 18, 2012
As a part of Yad Vashem's 8th International Conference on Holocaust Education taking place in Jerusalem, Martin Šmok, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Senior International Program Consultant, will present the IWitness educational platform on June 20, 2012.
yad, vashem, international conference on holocaust education, iwitness, echoes, reflections, adl, anti-defamation league / Friday, June 15, 2012
Are you an educator? What question would you like to see incorporated into an IWitness activity? Share your voice.
voice thread, voicethread, iwitness, education / Tuesday, June 12, 2012
In July 2012, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute convened the inaugural workshop of “Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century,” a professional development program for teachers in Europe centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.
hungary, budapest, ceu, central european university, teaching with testimony for the 21st century, 21st, professional development, workshop, education / Thursday, July 12, 2012
After being honored as one of this year’s “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning” by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Institute’s IWitness website continues to receive major education endorsements.
iste, iwitness, education, aasl / Thursday, December 20, 2012
Institute, Anti-Defamation League train Southern California teachers: Workshop on Echoes and Reflections, IWitness
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education and the Anti-Defamation League held a workshop in November where nearly 50 Southern California teachers learned to use Echoes and Reflections, a multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust.
echoes and reflections, workshop, sheila hansen, sherry bard / Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Holocaust survivor testimony has made possible a Czech-language resource for education that illuminates the wartime history of the Czech government-in-exile.
czech, lesson / Thursday, December 6, 2012
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education received the Arpa Foundation Award of the 2012 Arpa International Film Festival. The Institute was recognized for "its outstanding achievement in Holocaust education and preservation of testimonies of survivors." Executive Director Stephen D. Smith accepted the award on behalf of the Institute at the December 2 gala awards banquet in Los Angeles.
/ Monday, December 3, 2012
The Institute and Yad Vashem are reaching out to teachers in Slovakia who have shown a commitment to Holocaust documentation and tolerance education. On November 18, Martin Šmok, the Institute’s Senior International Program Consultant, presented at a Yad Vashem seminar hosted by the Holocaust Documentation Center. Nineteen activist-teachers attended the seminar, where Šmok gave an overview of the Institute and its mission to make survivor testimony a compelling voice for education and action.
/ Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Polish teachers train to use Holocaust survivor interviews in the classroom: With workshop at Central European University, Institute completes inaugural year of new education initiative in Europe
Teachers across Poland traveled to Hungary last week to attend a workshop organized by USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education (the Institute). The workshop, part of the Institute’s Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program, took place at Central European University in Budapest from November 11 to November 16. During the workshop, the teachers learned how to use interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses for education.
/ Monday, November 19, 2012
Podczas warsztatu odbywającego się na Uniwersytecie Środkowoeuropejskim Fundacja Shoah Uniwersytetu Południowej Kalifornii dopełnia pierwszy rok realizacji nowego projektu edukacyjnego w Europie
/ Saturday, November 17, 2012
USC Dornsife's smartphone-interactive feature on the Institute: Augmented Reality app takes readers beyond the printed page
The Institute is featured in the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 issue of USC Dornsife Magazine ("The Memory Issue"), which includes content accessible through smartphones using the Dornsife Augment Reality (AR) app. Readers can use their smartphones to scan pages for additional content, including a short clip from the testimony of Freddy Mutanguha, a survivor of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide. Freddy's entire testimony is viewable on the Institute's website. Watch
/ Monday, November 19, 2012
Actress, activist speaks at international symposium convened by USC Shoah Foundation and Remember the Women Institute
Jane Fonda, symposium, performance, reading, sexual violence / Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Institute invites you to a lecture by Dr. Sean Field, Director of the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Popular Memory, which documents the oral histories of refugees, victims of violence and displacement, and others who suffered under apartheid and its legacy. Dr. Field will evaluate the outcomes of various methodologies oral history researchers have used to preserve memories of apartheid; his lecture will take place this Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 pm, in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room 227.
/ Monday, November 12, 2012
Graduates of the Institute’s Master Teacher Program will debut IWitness next week at the 2012 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference, demonstrating how the award-winning website, now in beta, weaves together digital literacy development, online citizenship, and tolerance education based on the life stories of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
/ Thursday, November 8, 2012
Kori Street receives Tikkun Olam Award
kori street / Monday, November 5, 2012
When the Institute sent teams around the world to gather video testimony from survivors and eyewitnesses of the Holocaust, more than 2,500 Australians came forward. Nearly 20 years later, the Institute is once again in Australia; this time, the focus is on students. In partnership with Education Services Australia Limited (ESA), the Institute is exploring the possibility of integrating its award-winning website IWitness (currently in beta) into the Australian national curriculum. About IWitness
iwitness, education, australia, kori street / Monday, October 29, 2012
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust installation features all of the Institute's 51,696 testimonies LA Weekly's annual Best of LA 2012 honored the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's Tree of Testimony exhibit with the award for "Best Video Art Exhibit." The interactive exhibit immerses visitors in survivors' memories from the Institute's Visual History Archive.
/ Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Holocaust survivor testimony to enhance education initiative in the Czech Republic In the Czech Republic, Holocaust survivors’ eyewitness testimonies will soon be used to teach a different aspect of local history: the imprisonment of Czechoslovak citizens in the Soviet Gulag.
/ Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Twenty Holocaust survivor interviews recorded in the Hungarian language, including 13 from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive, will be displayed in a new, interactive installation at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. Scheduled to open on August 28, "Wall of Survivors" uses motion sensor cameras to track visitor's hand movements, allowing them to enlarge and play particular interviews displayed on the wall. All visitors present can view the clips selected by the person using the control space.
/ Friday, August 24, 2012
Professional development seminar for Ukrainian teachers in Prague Prague―August 24, 2012―Fifteen teachers from Ukraine completed the first master teacher course of Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, the USC Shoah Foundation’s professional development program for educators in Europe.
TWT, teacher training, Ukraine, Prague / Friday, August 24, 2012
Семінар професійного розвитку освітян з України ПРАГА – 24 серпня, 2012 – п'ятнадцять учителів з України завершили навчання на першому експертному курсі «Навчання через відеосвідчення у XXI сторіччі» – програмі професійного розвитку освітян з Європи , яку організував та проводить Інститут візуальної історії та освіти фонду Шоа.
TWT, teacher training / Friday, August 24, 2012
USC Shoah Foundation professional development program in Czech Republic USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has launched Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, a professional development program for educators in Europe this summer. The program centers on the educational use of testimony preserved in the Institute’s Visual History Archive, which contains nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
TWT, teacher training, Czech Republic, Prague, Malach Center / Monday, August 13, 2012
"Svědectví pamětníků ve výuce pro 21. století" – expertní vzdělávací program USC Shoah Foundation pro učitele v České republice
USC Shoah Foundation - Institut pro vizuální historii a vzdělávání v létě zahájil první ročník expertního mezinárodního vzdělávacího programu pro učitele v Evropě, nazvaného "Svědectví pamětníků ve výuce pro 21. století". Program je zaměřen na vzdělávací využití téměř 52 000 svědectví pamětníků holocaustu a dalších svědků uchovávaných v archivu Institutu.
TWT, teacher training, education / Monday, August 13, 2012